Hi everyone, my name's Ruth Mescall from ‘a love to create’. I was so pleased to be asked to do a project on the current theme of 'Sprays'. I love dabbling with ink, paint and fabric and if it involves me getting messy, that's even better! I like nothing more than trying out new ideas and techniques, so I decided to create my own resist canvas and make some fabric journal pages.
I started with unprimed canvas and to create the resist tried a few different products through a stencil PS001 , as well as trying stamping. After spraying the canvas with paint you can see the results below. Snowflake fresco worked really well but I decided to go with matte gel medium as it was more subtle.
Whilst the resist fabric pages were drying I made up my spray bottles of mainly translucent fresco paints (about 1/4 paint to water). I mixed up 8 sprays - Zesty Zing and Pumpkin Soup, Tangerine Twist, China and Blue Glass with a touch of Inky Pool, Carribean Sea and Inky Pool, Hey Pesto and Inky Pool, Limelight and Inky Pool, Blueberry, Bougainvillea. The touch of Inky Pool would hopefully help the greens and blues work together.
I sprayed drifts of translucent fresco colours and it gave a lovely blended effect, once dry I used a damp wipe to remove the paint from the resist areas. I stamped images from the following JOFY sets in black archival. JOFY 32 and JOFY 33. The grass being the stalk from JOFY 14
I'd originally thought I could spray colours for the flowers onto the pages but realised that would be far too difficult so I decided to use my sprays to colour the flowers and leaves in a slightly different way. I put a little Matte Gel Medium around the flowers to stop the paint spreading out and then used the tip of the spray tube to dab paint on in puddles of colour.
Once it started soaking into the canvas the drying could be finished with a heat gun. I used some snowflake under the blue flowers so they stayed more true to colour. I really liked the watercolour effect on the flowers and will definitely be making my own resist canvas again.
Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed ‘playing’ Ruth x
These fabric resist journal pages look great Ruth, and lovely to see the different resist results. You have shown how well Fresco Paints retain their depth of colour even when diluted. The JOFY stamps are perfect for mimicking a spring/summer garden in bloom. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all.
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